The Frosted Fox and Cliveden are collaborating to celebrate the Royal Wedding with a Germantown connection:
In 1840, Anna Maria Rush (granddaughter of Dr. Benjamin Rush), wrote to Anne Sophia Penn Chew and sent her crumbs of Queen Victoria’s wedding cake. Both Anna Maria and Anne Sophia were from prominent Philadelphia families with country homes (Sydenham and Cliveden, respectively) and would have participated in sensationalizing a royal wedding, especially one of a young and powerful woman, let alone a monarch. After Queen Victoria’s wedding, pieces of the cake were given out to attendees and the public as party favors.
On Saturday, May 19th, Cliveden will have a copy of the letter and crumbs, Kitchen related activities for children, and tours that will tell the story of Cliveden’s 250 year history from the view points of the women that lived there. Tours will be held at their regular time, 12 PM to 4 PM, and will begin on the hour. Admission is required for a tour. For more information about hours and admission, click here.
The Frosted Fox is making a replica of Queen Victoria’s cake that will be on view in the Cliveden Carriage House and any visitors who stop by the cake shop with a lithotab–an admission tag with a silhouette of a member of the Chew household on it–from a Cliveden tour will receive a free mini cupcake inspired by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding cake. Visitors are encouraged to wear their royal best! For more information about The Frosted Fox, click here.